php – How to show 1 random post result without using an array?
Ok so basically I have this kind of situation.
My first step is to filter out the posts using an array, let’s say using this:
$posts = get_posts(array( 'post_type' => 'post', 'posts_per_page' => 99999999, 'meta_query' => array( array( 'key' => 'status', 'value' => 'active', ), ), 'orderby' => 'rand' ));
So, let’ say after the above code I’m left with a 20 random posts.
On the second step I use the PHP filter (which is not possible in the above array):
<?php $postid = get_the_ID(); $a1=get_post_meta( $postid, 'a1' , true ); $a2=get_post_meta( $postid, 'a2' , true ); if ($a1 < $a2): ?> <?php the_title(); ?> <?php endif; ?>
The above filter’s out the results, and after that I’m now left with, let’s say, 5 post results.
My question is, is there a php code that will choose just 1 random post from that list?
I don’t need 5, I just need 1.
Hope I’m clear.
Desperately need help here.